Bellemore

4.7
689 reviews
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Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos brings bright, bold, and beautiful flavors to the West Loop. Voted #1 in Robb Report’s 2018 Best of the Best: 10 Best New Restaurants in the Country
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P
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I would recommend it for the drinks, and how pretty the restaurant. A bit disappointed in the food. Trying too hard.

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M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous room and atmosphere. Very attentive staff (we were a bit chilled and they offered us Pashmina wraps!) Great bar and drinks Have now been here a few times and will keep coming back. Creative menu that doesn't disappoint!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Food and server were both on point. We were seated at the worst table in the restaurant, next to the front door and in direct line of the air vents despite other tables available. It was unbearably cold. Not one of the three floor managers touched our table to check in with us. Bathrooms are now on disarray after the first year open. The food is brilliant, but is overshadowed by the lack of attention to detail elsewhere in the restaurant.

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was outstanding. Service was spectacular and all of her recommendations were spot on. We came to celebrate a birthday and Bellemore did not disappoint.

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k
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely experience!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday. We loved the food and service and the hand written card was an awesome touch. My husband was really moved and we had the best time there.

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SL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Went to Bellemore for a friends birthday. Nice touch was a card was provided as well as a desert with a candle on it. We did the tasting menu. The food was good - just not in our opinion to be worth the $135 per person. Decor of the restaurant was upscale and rather nice. Unfortunately, it became quite loud and was difficult to hold a conversation. Better options in the area - especially in the same price point.

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LO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful dinner. We were celebrating two birthdays and we were treated so amazingly well. We got the table that overlooks the kitchen which was so fascinating to watch all the happenings. Our server Kelly was spectacular, friendly, knowledgeable and just a delight. For starters we had the roasted sunchokes, the kona kampachi, the scallops and the winter salad - everyone raved. For mains we had the porcelet, the strip and the best pasta I’ve ever had the porcini rigatoni. For dessert we had the chocolate pave and creme brûlée. Overall the meal was outstanding!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was not as good as other comparable restaurants and the portion sizes we're very small. I would not recommend.

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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oustanding! The oyster pie is to die for. Loved,
loved, loved it

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KC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food in a glamorous setting in a lovely neighborhood. A great place to have a drink - the bar is beautiful and the selection is fantastic. The cocktails are great - I had a Amaro Daiquiri. At lunch time, they offer a prixe fixe menu of starter, main and dessert. The portions were good and the food was delicious. I had the Firebird chicken sandwich which was a bit messy - eat it with knife and fork.

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QL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 4 diners enjoyed Bellemore our selections from the prix fixe menu. The soup was perfect for a Chicago winter day and the steak and avocado salad a generous portion with the right balance of protein and veggies. The staff attentive but not intrusive. Perfect to celebrate a co-worker's bday and new home purchase. Can't wait to return to try other dishes!

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LC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular meal, everything we ate from the venison tartare to the arctic char were perfection. I haven't had sea scallops that inspired me like this ever. Absolutely beautiful but not overly-formal space, it's all in the details and they are plentiful. I loved the return to a more traditional dining experience vs. the shared plates we've all seen for the last ten plus years. We will be back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife loved it. Her birthday falls two days before Valentine’s Day, and we were also celebrating a big win for her at work. She loved the food, she loved the wine, and the staff was nice enough to all sign her birthday card!

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IP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bellemore offers very good food: Well executed, creative, good balance of flavors. A couple of small slip ups on the service side but easily forgettable due to the quality of the food. Will be back for sure !

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great deco. Food was fantastic. We sat by the windows were it was a little chilly and tables there were tight. Their were tables that were very spacious however

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had only one small issue with scallop dish as they were a bit on the dry side. I think leaving them whole would've done the trick. Otherwise amazing food and service was fantastic. I'd recommend it for a romantic night or special occasion. Get the canale for dessert. It is sure to please.

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RA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TOTALLY. TOP CLASS.
Beautiful space. Really nice.
Service is flawless.
Friendly, informative and on top of
EVERY SINGLE DETAIL!!
Wonderful cocktails and the food is..
BEYOND AMAZING
Different menu daily but without exception the
3 course I had were incredible and then there's the dessert...
The Dark Chocolate Pave was among the best deserts I've ever had.. certainly none better.
Top to bottom this is a first class dinning experience.
And honestly for the class and quality that they bring .. price point is beyond reasonable.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Sent PM about experience

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food- the rolls are to die for, scallops and steak were quite excellent!

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M
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here for an early birthday celebration. When we were seated, we realized there was a card in the table, a birthday card signed by the staff. Such a nice touch. Chris was our server. He was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. He recommended two different red wines, both of which were excellent.

The menu is small, 4-6 choices for each category, first, second and third. We each ordered 2 courses. The venison tartare was very good, a little salty: one of their signature dishes, definitely worth a try. The scallops were very tasty: lots of good flavors with a little bit of crunch to bring some interest. A squid ink pasta with shrimp and chorizo was very tasty, and rich. The Arctic char with Brussels sprouts was incredible. Crispy skin and perfectly cooked.

They brought us a birthday dessert, chocolate mousse cake, which was very good as well. The portions are small, 3 courses would not be too much, and the food was excellent. A wonderful experience.

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f
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere were a excellent. They still have their restaurant week menu at lunch, which was great.

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HL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and interior were good, but food plating was not good.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant came highly recommended on all of Chicago articles on best eats. We were able to get a dinner reservation for a Sunday evening a few days prior. The restaurant has great staff, attention to detail, wonderful decor and an excellent menu. We were greeted and given a detail account of the menu and the restaurant history, as well as recommendations and substitutions. I have a dairy free diet and they were able to accommodate that with the menu options. We enjoyed all of the courses but my favorite was the spaghetti chitarra. I look forward to returning to Chicago and visiting the Bellemore to try their oyster pie.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary! Staff was top notch and food was amazing!

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TL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service!! Outstanding. Gorgeous atmosphere and wonderful food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great experience for a birthday! Food was delicious and seamless service.

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BD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here for lunch during Restaurant Week. Everything that my boyfriend and I had was delicious. We had the sweet potato tatter tots, the carrot toast (almost too beautiful to eat), the steak salad, the chicken sandwich (the potato chips were addicting), and an apple pastry and chocolate mousse for dessert. The presentation and taste were equally impressive. Some of the portions could have been a bit bigger because anything ordered on its own would have left us hungry - that may just have been due to the fact that we're working on keeping our bodies well insulated post polar vortex though. :/

I would highly recommend to a friend and will be back soon!

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WT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely fabulous time at Bellemore on the last night of Restaurant Week. The menu selections for Restaurant Week were wonderful and the food was outstanding. Everything was extremely high quality. The best part of our dinner, however, was our waiter Chris. He was extremely knowledgeable and recommended excellent wine pairings with each of our dishes. I'm afraid we are quite spoiled now. I don't think we'll be able to come back and not have Chris as our "guide".

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WA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Bellemore during Restaurant week. The ambiance, service, food, cocktails were fabulous. The prix fixe menu was well balanced and generous. The wine list did not offer many "reasonable" options.

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! One of the best restaurant week experiences!

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AS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service, stunning decor!
Visited during restaurant week, great value. Looking forward to going back!

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B
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining for restaurant week. Food was exceptional as well as the service. Can't wait to experience dinner. Could actually visit with companion although every table was occupied...a real treat!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at this restaurant was impeccable.
The quality of food was also just as good as the service!.

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GF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I were there for the restaurant week. We tried most of the stuff from the menu and everything was very tasty. The rigatoni and scallops were outstanding. Highly recommend for a date night. I gave them 4 star for making us wait at the bar for awhile even though we had a reservation.

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EK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!!! Great cocktails and bartenders. The wait staff was excellent too. I will return!!

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R
SW Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food. Attentive service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre-fixe menu!

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. There were different takes on classics- e.g. tater tots made with sweet potatoes - that really worked.
The staff was very friendly and provided prompt and excellent service without hovering

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to try Restaurant Week menu. Chicken sandwich was delicious! The Latte way too strong and somewhat a disappointment but the dessert made up for it. Lovely presentation of the chocolate mousse.

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